Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ERDINGTON

ERDINGTON, a hamlet, a chapelry, and a sub-district in Aston parish, Warwick. The hamlet lies adjacent to Staffordshire, on the Birmingham and Sutton-Coldfield railway, near the Fazeley canal and the river Tame, 4¼ miles NE by E of Birmingham; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Birmingham. Real property, £20, 465. Pop., 3, 906. Houses, 722. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to the Fitz Ausculphs; and passed to the Erdingtons. There are numerous villas and good modern dwellings. The chapelry is conterminate with the hamlet, and was constituted in 1858. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £200.* Patron, the Vicar of Aston. The church is modern; and there are an Independent chapel, a Roman Catholic college for 200 students, with chapel and museum, two large orphan asylums, and a suite of alms-houses. -The sub-district includes five other hamlets, and Aston manor. Pop., 24, 447.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a hamlet, a chapelry, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Erdington Ch/CP       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Erdington

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